Kenetic, the blockchain firm committed to expanding the development and adoption of blockchain, has partnered with Decentraland, the virtual reality (VR) platform powered by Ethereum blockchain, to host the Nifty Conference and Hackathon. The three-day long hackathon event and conference that is set to bring together over 600 developers, investors, entrepreneurs, and videogame studios together in Hong Kong to discuss non-fungible tokens (NFTs), collectibles, and blockchain gaming.
The event, which is the first dedicated to the future of the technology, will ensure that all attendees are able to gain valuable insights into the direction of blockchain and its applications within gaming. Nifty will be hosting a number of speaker seasons and panels during the three days featuring some key individuals within the industry. This includes the likes of Phil Chen, Decentralized Chief Officer and Exodus phone lead at HTC; Tom Bollich, CTO, of MadHive and Co-founder of Zynga’s Studio; Yat Siu, Founder of Animoca; Pete Kim, Head of Engineering, Toshi, at Coinbase; Sabrina Tachdjian, Blockchain & Crypto Investments Lead, LINE; Esteban Ordano, Founder and CTO of Decentraland; Ying Yin, Co-founder of Hyper Dragons; along with many, many more.
Some of the topics that these and more speakers will cover during the event include: The opportunity for NFTs; crypto games: past, present and future; token standards; the platform problem: web, mobile, and more; NFT economies; ERC721 metadata workshop; IP on the Blockchain; building secure apps; and funding your NFT project.
“NFT’s unique assets and collectibles are the next generation of Blockchain value. From Cryptokitties to Codex, they represent an entirely new asset class and a quantum leap in how we quantify and interact with the world around us in a decentralized way. Developers, investors and professionals should be actively engaging this exciting new space.” Said Jehan Chu, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Kenetic.
During the conference the blockchain gaming and NFTs hackathon will invite over 200 developers to come together and put their skills and knowledge to the test in new and exciting ways. Workshops focused on building blockchain-based gaming titles will be held throughout the afternoon of July 25th, with prizes worth more than $15,000 (USD) available as well. For those wishing to partake in the hackathon you can sign up here.
“As blockchain continues to revolutionize the gaming industry, we are eager to welcome hundreds of enthusiasts to discuss, debate, and celebrate what’s next for this flourishing sector. Hosting the first-ever Blockchain Games and NFTs Hackathon is something we are truly excited about, and we look forward to meeting all the talent that this event will attract.” Adds Ari Meilich, CEO of Decentraland.
The Nifty conference and hackathon will be running from July 24th until July 26th in Hong Kong, at The Grand Hyatt Hotel. For more details are available via the events website and for all the latest, keep reading VRFocus.